The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 201 194 182
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 75 95 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.97% 1.10% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.41% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 57 85 90
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £66,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
User Stories
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6177 6727 6443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.26% 78.00% 77.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5035 5542 5545
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

User Stories
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the East of England region.

User Stories Salary Trend in the East of England

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in the East of England

User Stories
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +41 42 £46,250 +2.77% 6
Bedfordshire 0 16 £39,500 +5.33% 3
Hertfordshire -25 9 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Norfolk +6 4 £25,500 -17.74%
Suffolk +1 4 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Essex -4 1 £31,500 -53.33% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 119 (90.84%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (47.33%) SQL
3 59 (45.04%) .NET
4 57 (43.51%) OO
5 56 (42.75%) C#
6 53 (40.46%) Scrum
7 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
8 49 (37.40%) Degree
9 45 (34.35%) Finance
10 44 (33.59%) SQL Server
11 43 (32.82%) Computer Science
12 41 (31.30%) QA
12 41 (31.30%) HTML
13 37 (28.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (25.19%) Mathematics
15 32 (24.43%) TDD
16 30 (22.90%) Regression Testing
17 29 (22.14%) JavaScript
18 27 (20.61%) Java
19 26 (19.85%) NUnit
20 25 (19.08%) Unit Testing
21 24 (18.32%) Financial Modelling
21 24 (18.32%) Software Engineering
21 24 (18.32%) C++
21 24 (18.32%) XML
22 23 (17.56%) TOWER Software
23 22 (16.79%) VMware
24 21 (16.03%) Software Architecture
24 21 (16.03%) Analytics
25 20 (15.27%) Risk Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.87%) IIS
2 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.53%) JBoss
3 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) MS Office
1 8 (6.11%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.82%) MS Project
2 5 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.92%) SaaS
2 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.29%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (33.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (9.92%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.82%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (28.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (19.85%) NUnit
3 17 (12.98%) Git (software)
4 15 (11.45%) JUnit
5 13 (9.92%) Eclipse
6 12 (9.16%) Rhino Mocks
7 11 (8.40%) Visual Studio
7 11 (8.40%) JIRA
8 10 (7.63%) Selenium
9 8 (6.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (2.29%) JMeter
11 2 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.53%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.53%) TestNG
12 1 (0.76%) Subversion
12 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
General
1 45 (34.35%) Finance
2 13 (9.92%) Back Office
3 4 (3.05%) Retail
4 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (44.27%) Developer
2 41 (31.30%) Analyst
3 35 (26.72%) Business Analyst
4 30 (22.90%) Software Developer
5 14 (10.69%) Senior Developer
6 13 (9.92%) Java Developer
6 13 (9.92%) Senior Software Developer
6 13 (9.92%) Tester
7 12 (9.16%) Test Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) C# Developer
8 11 (8.40%) Software Test Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) Software Engineer
9 9 (6.87%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Software Tester
10 6 (4.58%) QA Tester
11 5 (3.82%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Business Systems Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) QA Leader
12 4 (3.05%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (45.04%) .NET
2 41 (31.30%) HTML
3 24 (18.32%) XML
4 17 (12.98%) CSS
5 16 (12.21%) Web Services
6 14 (10.69%) WPF
6 14 (10.69%) CSS3
6 14 (10.69%) HTML5
7 13 (9.92%) JAXB
7 13 (9.92%) WSDL
7 13 (9.92%) JDBC
7 13 (9.92%) SOAP
7 13 (9.92%) XSD
7 13 (9.92%) JAX-WS
8 9 (6.87%) ASP.NET
8 9 (6.87%) XSL
9 8 (6.11%) Ajax
10 4 (3.05%) jQuery
11 3 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (2.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (32.82%) Computer Science
2 33 (25.19%) Mathematics
3 20 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (11.45%) Algorithms
5 14 (10.69%) User Experience
5 14 (10.69%) Statistics
6 13 (9.92%) EFT
7 11 (8.40%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.29%) Open Source
10 2 (1.53%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.76%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.76%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.87%) Windows
2 3 (2.29%) Linux
3 2 (1.53%) UNIX
4 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (90.84%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (43.51%) OO
3 53 (40.46%) Scrum
4 32 (24.43%) TDD
5 30 (22.90%) Regression Testing
6 25 (19.08%) Unit Testing
7 24 (18.32%) Financial Modelling
7 24 (18.32%) Software Engineering
8 21 (16.03%) Software Architecture
8 21 (16.03%) Analytics
9 20 (15.27%) Risk Management
10 15 (11.45%) Test Strategy
10 15 (11.45%) Performance Testing
11 14 (10.69%) E-Commerce
12 13 (9.92%) OOD
12 13 (9.92%) Domain-Driven Design
12 13 (9.92%) Business Development
13 12 (9.16%) Test Scripting
13 12 (9.16%) Kanban
13 12 (9.16%) UML
Programming Languages
1 62 (47.33%) SQL
2 56 (42.75%) C#
3 29 (22.14%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.61%) Java
5 24 (18.32%) C++
6 17 (12.98%) Python
7 14 (10.69%) T-SQL
8 12 (9.16%) Delphi
9 3 (2.29%) Embedded C
9 3 (2.29%) Embedded C++
9 3 (2.29%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (37.40%) Degree
2 11 (8.40%) ISEB
3 7 (5.34%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.76%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (31.30%) QA
2 13 (9.92%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.56%) TOWER Software
3 22 (16.79%) VMware
4 2 (1.53%) WorldPay
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